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Wednesday - Dec 17, 2014
PANJIM: Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday said that some tourists come to this palm-fringed beach State only for drugs, either to sell or consume them. “Some tourists come here only for drugs,” the chief minister said adding, “I admit that the drug trade does exist in the State. We want that the narcotics peddling should be controlled and government machinery is working
Wednesday - Dec 17, 2014
PANJIM: A Division Bench of the Bombay High Court comprising Justice Ravindra Manohar Borde and Justice F M Reis, today issued notice on a PIL filed by the St Anthony’s Tenants and Mundkars Association, Tiracol, challenging the construction of a golf course by Leading Hotels on lands covered under the Agricultural Tenancy Act, 1964.
Wednesday - Dec 17, 2014
PANJIM: Reacting to sustained opposition to projects such as the proposed Mopa Greenfield International airport and the private hotel project at Tiracol, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday appealed to the people, especially activists, not to raise unnecessary objections to such projects stating this would hinder the State’s development
Wednesday - Dec 17, 2014
PANJIM: So the heat is getting to him. Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar chose a discussion on the role of the media and NGO’s in Environment Conservation to basically say that environmentalists were disrupters of development. And without mentioning either projects, he referred to the Mopa airport project and the Tiracol Golf and Resort project, both in his political backyard of Pernem taluka
Tuesday - Dec 16, 2014
PANJIM: Condemning the Central government's circular to Navodaya schools, Fatorda's independent MLA Vijai Sardesai questioned the stand of the BJP's Catholic MLAs on the issue. "Have they undergone a conversion during the recent 'Ghar Vapasi' (reconversion to Hinduism) campaign?" he asked. Sardesai recalled that the previous BJP-led government's attempts to cancel Good Friday
Tuesday - Dec 16, 2014
PANJIM: Having stormed to power in 2012 with the promise of zero tolerance to corruption, the ruling Bharatiya Janata party on Monday said that corruption does exist in the State, and that zero tolerance does not mean ending corruption. Addressing media persons Monday evening, BJP spokesperson Dr Wilfred Mesquita said that achieving zero corruption is impossible in a country like India
Tuesday - Dec 16, 2014
MARGAO: Salcete appears to have become the favourite target of thieves and burglars, with 314 cases of house breakings and thefts registered at the four police stations across this police sub-division since January this year. While the culprits have made merry by looting a booty worth over 2 cr altogether, the police have been able to crack only a 100-odd cases recovering just 17-lakh worth of stolen
Tuesday - Dec 16, 2014
PANJIM: Claiming that the Porvorim police had become casual in their approach, Porvorim MLA (Independent) Rohan Khaunte demanded that the state home ministry review the performance of the Porvorim police station. Speaking at a press conference in the city on Monday, Khaunte cited a recent example where the Porvorim police inspector refused to file an FIR in a burglary case
Tuesday - Dec 16, 2014
PANJIM: Special Judge under the Prevention of Corruption B.P Deshpande today for lack of sanction from the government declined to direct the Anti- Corruption Branch to register an F.I.R against Speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly Rajendra Arlekar in the disproportionate assets case. Expressing his inability to give directions in the absence of sanction from the government, Judge Deshpande today advised
Monday - Dec 15, 2014
PANJIM: CBSE schools across the country are expected to observe December 25 as Good Governance Day by the board, as it happens to be the birthday of former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and also of Madan Mohan Malviya. It would mean that students are expected to report to school for an essay competition and other activities planned by the board for the day, even though
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